Soil Sampling is a valuable management tool for making sound fertilizer recommendations, tracking soil changes resulting from cropping practices and for identifying specific cropping problems. Composite soil sampling involves taking samples in a random pattern across a field, while avoiding problem soil areas that may skew results. For random soil testing we collect cores at 20 sites and separate each core by depth. Results are delivered in an easy-to-use report in digital or print form.
Data Driven Sampling
Dividing a field into management zones allows for an understanding of different conditions within a field, this method works well in fields with variable soil or crop performance. A field is mapped into uniquely different soil sampling zones using available layers such as harvest maps or topography data. Representative soil samples are then taken within each management zone and analyzed separately for comparison across zones.
Harvest data can sometimes be unreliable or inconsistent, our Mapping Drone is a much better alternative to harvest maps and has proven to accurately reflect soil and crop variability. Growers are encouraged to work with our knowledgeable agronomist and mapping technician to carefully prepare a soil/crop management zone map that accurately reflects soil or topography variability.